MOZAMBIQUE: Trademark Applications

✓  Paris Convention
✓  Madrid System

Filing Requirements

Power of Attorney
Scanned copy of simply signed Power of Attorney
(we will attend to notarization)

Priority Documents
Copy of priority application, certified by the relevant Trademarks Office as a true copy thereof; and a certified Portuguese translation

Details of the Applicant
Full names.
Physical address.
Nationality / country of incorporation.

Details of the Trade Mark(s)
Word mark or logo.
If the trade mark is a logo, please send electronically.
Details of colours claimed, if applicable.

List of goods and/or services
(please note that publication fees are charged on length of the specification of goods/services)

Details of priority Application, if applicable:
Filing Date.

Further Information

The International Classification of Goods and Services is followed.
Multi-class applications are not possible: 1 application covers 1 trademark in 1 class

Time Frames
Informal search: 4 – 5 business days.
Formal search: 1 – 2 weeks.
From filing up to registration: 6 – 8 months.
Opposition period: 60 days from publication.
Duration: 10 years from filing date and renewable for further periods of 10 years

The informal search is done in an internal database of published trademarks.
The formal search is conducted directly in the official trademarks register.
Applications are examined as to formal requirements only then published for opposition purposes.
If no opposition is filed, the application is examined for substantive requirements.
Accepted applications are registered and a registration certificate is issued.
Every 5 years from filing, a declaration of use must be filed confirming use of the trade mark.

Mozambique Trade Mark Agents

Smit & van Wyk, Inc. trademark agents in Africa: Our services include trademark applications, maintenance and protection in Mozambique. The patent and trademark attorneys at our firm are dedicated individuals, skilled in their fields of practice, and can provide clear advice on complex legal matters to clients from all over the world.